Rebecca Fox

Men face charges of trade in geckos

Men face charges of trade in geckos

International reptile thieves may have again targeted Otago Peninsula. Two Germans have been arrested and charged with being involved in the illegal trade of jewelled geckos from the area.

ORC to consider 2.5% hike

ORC to consider 2.5% hike

Otago Regional Council general rates could be increased by 2.5% in the coming year - that would be the first increase in the council's general rate in four years.

Swann's vehicles make sweet bargains

Swann's vehicles make sweet bargains

After having to deal with the fallout from Michael Swann's fraud at the Otago District Health Board, snapping up one of his vehicles at auction was all the sweeter for former Dunedin man Grant Taylor.

TV chef marvels at market

TV chef marvels at market

Intrigued by manuka-smoked eggs and "blown away" by the variety on offer at Dunedin's Otago Farmers Market, chef Al Brown faced a dilemma when it came to deciding what to cook for his latest television show.

Breeding season very positive: Doc

Breeding season very positive: Doc

While avian diphtheria hit some Otago Peninsula populations of yellow-eyed penguins hard, overall the breeding season on Otago's coast has been very positive, the Department of Conservation says.

Strong gusts in Otago

Severe gale-force gusts were experienced along most of coastal Otago yesterday.

Summer avoids Dunedin: data

Heavy rain in Central Otago last month set records, while in Dunedin summer failed to happen and the city was considered the coldest and wettest in the country.

Oyster season begins

The first of this season's Bluff oysters should be on sale in Dunedin today, but supplies later in the week could be scarce as forecast weather conditions are not ideal for fishing.

Saved by the Home Show

Saved by the Home Show

Having a stall at The Star Home Show in Dunedin this weekend saved Christchurch woman Jasmine Keir from losing all her art, as Tuesday's earthquake "trashed" her workshop.

New building for Duke of Wellington

New building for Duke of Wellington

Fantastic wood panelling and intricate plaster work are just some of the advantages of moving into a historic building, Dunedin pub owner Michael McCarrigan says.